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  • RotoMats' revolving Reactor

    Check out what Babiche found! NICE! Just like Bachir said.. would be perfect for ZEOvit.

    http://www.zeovit.com/forums/showthr...4606#post14606


  • #2
    OK, Edward, for us non-DIY'ers, can you explain? thnx. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      yeah i dont see it
      Nick
      Nick
      180G SPS Mainly
      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
      Calcium Reactor
      3 Tunze 6105's
      Profilux Controller
      ATB Return w/ wavysea
      ATB M External Skimmer


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      • #4
        Bob, look at the rod in the middle and the cylinder its glued on to. Now look at the outside of the reactor and look at the end of the rod..... pretend it had a belt on it. wher eyou can turn this cylinder inside. Your rocks would rotate electronically and no more need from pumping.

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        • #5
          Now I wonder, would rotating the stones slowly continously be good, or only once or so a day?

          It'd be pretty easy to mod one of madison's reactor to work.

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          • #6
            Edward, I wonder if just rotational forces would shake loose the "duff" & free space on the zeolites?? Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              rotate it REALLY slow, shouldn't have a problem what so ever.

              I rotating injector on a skimmer would be neat

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              • #8
                Wow, so I was thinking of possible slow power sources.

                Overflow. Use the overflow like a dam and have it generate gear movement, therefore the reactor.

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                • #9
                  i like where this is goin so far
                  Nick
                  Nick
                  180G SPS Mainly
                  10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                  Calcium Reactor
                  3 Tunze 6105's
                  Profilux Controller
                  ATB Return w/ wavysea
                  ATB M External Skimmer


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                  • #10
                    Think about it.

                    Your downdraft is for example 1'' diameter PVC. Have a 2'' part with a paddle that gets spun by the water. This is connected to a gear outside, powering the reactor. Granted this setup would require the reactor be near the downdraft or within a straight line. But it's free power.

                    I wonder why no one ever though of connecting a generator to their overflow, I bet you could at least power your CA reactor or skimmer for free...

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                    • #11
                      yeah i wouldnt mind that my electric is high
                      Nick
                      Nick
                      180G SPS Mainly
                      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                      Calcium Reactor
                      3 Tunze 6105's
                      Profilux Controller
                      ATB Return w/ wavysea
                      ATB M External Skimmer


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                      • #12
                        But you'd have to consider the overflow could only produce X amount of power, X being any amount less then what is consumed to produce it.

                        There for if your skimmer runs on a 20w pump and your return is 40w. You may be able to manage 20w+ of power. However, you won't be able to run the return pump with the overflow. We have yet to discover anything that can power itself

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                        • #13
                          looking at the picture, it looks like the tumbling action comes from an electric motor. Getting it to turn slow enough would be just a matter of gearing on both the reactor and motor. Since it would be using an electric motor - it would have to be an external reactor - obvious reasons. Just hook the motor to a timer. Not a bad idea!
                          --Matt

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                          • #14
                            Matt, it could be an internal reactor, but the motor mounted above the reactor.

                            What about this, using a larger pump and using the wheel of the pump to motorize the gears and therefore the reactor. I only say a larger pump because you'll lose some power with the gears.

                            The reactor spins when the pump is on.

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                            • #15
                              yeah but remember you need the correct flow
                              Nick
                              Nick
                              180G SPS Mainly
                              10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                              Calcium Reactor
                              3 Tunze 6105's
                              Profilux Controller
                              ATB Return w/ wavysea
                              ATB M External Skimmer


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